"Blink and you might miss it!" Tokoroa by GirlFromTOK

Tokoroa Travel Guide: 2 reviews and 5 photos

Tokoroa is a small town situated 1 hour south of Hamilton, 45 minutes north of Taupo and 45minutes west of Rotorua on State Highway 1. So it's become a bit of a local joke when say to people driving through "Don't blink. You might miss it!"
With a population of 14,427(2001 Census) Tokoroa has always been known as a timber town with the local forestry industry and Kinleith timber mill being the largest employers in the area. It's also very much a farming town, mostly dairy farming.
Growing up on a dairy farm myself, I have very fond memories of the area and the town.
It's a little harder to think of things for visitors to do but here is a short list:
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  • Last visit to Tokoroa: Feb 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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